Saturday, May 16, 2009

News From Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser

Below please find the writings of one Muslim man who has been trying to fight the Islamofascists ever since I've been aware of him. I'm not asking you to totally trust him right off, you wouldn't do that for anyone else! I just ask that you give him a fair chance.

Exclusive: Obama Administration Stacking the Deck with Islamists.
M. Zuhdi Jasser. April 20, 2009.

As we try to understand where the Obama administration will fall with regards to the global threat of political Islam, the first few months have provided a number of hints, not least of which was the tenor of the recent visit to Turkey. It was painfully obvious after witnessing the length to which the Obama team went to avoid any substantive discussion on political Islam and the threat it poses to human rights abroad and domestically. Domestically, in the weeks preceding his trip, Islamists inside the Beltway began to more openly play their cards to what they obviously perceive to be a friendly administration. Groups like the Congressional Muslim Staffers Association (CMSA) are trying to establish themselves in a position of influence inside the White House, the House, and the Senate. [Continue reading Family Security Matters.]

"The Battle Within": Moderate Muslim who co-founded the American Islamic Forum for Democracy examines complications with his faith - and the political world’s approach to it.
Saturday, April 25, 2009

Columbus Ledger-Enquirer (Columbus, Georgia).
By ALLISON KENNEDY - akennedy@ledger-enquirer.com.

When President Barack Obama made his first presidential visit to the Middle East earlier this month, he was criticized by some groups for being too accommodating — in part because of his push for peace in the war-torn region and a two state solution between Israel and Palestine. An American Muslim physician who will speak in Columbus on Thursday is concerned that Obama wants to set back relations with the Middle East by 20 or 30 years.

It’s the Ideology! [Continue reading Family Security Matters.]

Inside Politics Weekend- Small Change.
By Jennifer Harper (Contact) | Sunday, April 26, 2009

Should America make nice with the Taliban? Uh-h-h, maybe not, says M. Zuhdi Jasser, a former U.S. Navy officer, physician and chairman of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy.

"President Obama's recent overture to the Taliban not only sends a dangerous message of appeasement to our sworn enemies, but it sends a lethal message of abandonment to all those who have suffered the oppression of the Taliban," Dr. Jasser says.

"How can a presidential candidate who campaigned on a message of 'change' turn around as president and completely abandon those who seek change away from the thugs and theocrats of the Taliban of Afghanistan?" [Continue reading Washinngton Times.]

Taliban Spokesman 'Paints' a Troubling Picture of U.S. Islamists.
by Sid Shahid
April 28, 2009 at 12:26 pm

The brutality of the Taliban resurgence in Pakistan and Afghanistan has been well documented in the media. The danger officially metastasized into Pakistan on April 13 as beleaguered President Asif Ali Zardari signed into law the Nizam-e-Adl regulation. Translated from Urdu as the "System of Justice," this travesty gave the Taliban the right to dispense this so-called "justice" as per their interpretation of Shari'a law. It also gave them virtually unrestricted control of the Swat Valley.

The Talibs have been quickly expanding their control in this troubled region of Pakistan, gaining strength and legitimacy. Most telling is what their spokesman Muslim Khan recently said in a CNN interview, not only about gladly harboring and protecting Osama bin Laden, but also about his desire to see Shari'a law implemented beyond Pakistan, even in America. The kicker is that for four years the Taliban spokesman lived in the United States, apparently working as a painter near Boston.

All of a sudden, what has been depicted in the media as the cancer of Taliban extremism half way around the world seems to hit perilously close to home. [Continue reading Islamist Watch.]

Pious Muslims are needed to defeat Islamists.
by M. Zuhdi Jasser, April 29, 2009, 6:10 AM

In his first three months in office, President Barack Obama has focused on creating a relationship of "mutual interest and mutual respect" with what he has described as the "Muslim world."

His inaugural address, his interview on Al-Arabiya and his most recent visit to Turkey were all long on platitudes and apologetics toward the religion of Islam and Muslims, and short on specifics. Most recently, the new administration was even discussing making overtures with the "moderate" version of the Taliban in order to achieve a quick solution to the violence in Afghanistan, at the expense of long-term violations of human rights and Western ideals.

While the president's public relations initiative may yield some immediate benefit globally as measured in the public opinion polls of Muslims abroad, this is hardly the kind of real needed "change" that will last generations. Our security is not threatened by the tactic of terrorism, but rather by those individuals who are driven by the political ideology that feeds the mind-set of radical Islamism.

Islamists seek to put into place Islamic states and the associated system of laws best described as governmental sharia. Islamism is to this global conflict of the 21st century what communism was to the Cold War and Nazism was to World War II. [Continue reading.]

Getting Real on Shariah.

Recently, the Obama administration released a message to senior Pentagon officials instructing that the term "Global War on Terror" is no longer to be used. It is to be replaced with "Overseas Contingency Operation" (OCO). Set aside the flashbacks to meaningless phrases employed by "Big Brother" in Orwell's 1984, are we really now of the opinion that there is no common unifying ideology which hatches the radical Islamist groups attacking us? [Continue reading at the Huffington Post.]

May you walk with the LORD always, and when you cannot take another step, may He carry you the rest of the way until you can walk along side Him again.

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